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Lon Chaney plays Blizzard, a deranged psychopath scarred by the childhood operation where a young doctor mistakingly amputated both of his legs. Hellbent on revenge Blizzard becomes a master criminal. This is one of Lon Chaney's most famous non-horror roles.
This is copied from video mastered off a well worn home movie print.
This movie is part of the collection: The Video Cellar Collection
Director: Wallace Worsley
Producer: Wallace Worsley
Production Company: Samuel Goldwyn
Audio/Visual: silent, B/W
Keywords: Feature Films; Silent films; Lon Chaney; Wallace Worsley; Gouverneur Morris
Contact Information: <a href=http://www.archive.org/details/TheVideoCellarCollection>The Video Cellar</a>
Creative Commons license: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0
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Eliminates Cheney's Phantom stereotype.
I think he meant, "in the movie"
Subject: Just to set the record straight....
Lon Cheney never had his arms amputated. In the movie, "The Unknown", a man, Peter Dismuki, who was born with no arms, doubled for Lon Cheney in some of the shots....smoking and playing the fiddle for instance.
Subject: Once Seen Not to Be Forgotten
Lon Chaney deserves the accolades for his amazing performances. This is one of them in terms of both his maniacal facials as well as the 'stumps' he fabricated for himself. I was told that he had bound his lower legs tight with straps against his thighs to create the amputated effect and that he endured such great pain during the performance that he could only wear the leg restraints for 10 minutes at a time.
Speaking of 'The Unknown', it can be seen at http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x16h4o_the-unknown-1_extreme , in its entirety, though in chapters.
Tyler J. Anderson -
Subject: The Unknown
No it is unfortunately still under copyright.
Freddie Jaye -
Subject: "The Unknown"
The above-named film--in which Chaney deliberately has his arms amputated after working as an armless knife-thrower in a carnival (it's complicated--could be an interesting bookend to "The Penalty".
Does anyone know: is "The Unknown" PD?